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New York's Best Post-Shopping Drink Spots

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Aug 24, 2012 —  Shopping and New York City go together like Bottega and Veneta or Louis and Vuitton. Whether you’re a bargain shopper or a money dropper, you’ll find a way to spend. From high-end spots like Barney’s, to ultra-trendy boutiques like Kirna Zabete, to bargain finds like Century21, there’s something out there for everyone.

Shopping isn’t just something to do, however, it’s an adventure – one long, continuous, never ending mission to find that “must have” and “can’t live without,” which ultimately becomes a “don’t want” and “wouldn’t be caught dead wearing,” as the next season approaches. More often than not, that quick jaunt to the store around the corner turns into hours contemplating those new Jenni Kayne D’Orsay flats, super-soft LnA tee (of which you own every color), or another bracelet for that multi-colored arm party you’re rocking.

Obviously, these crucial decisions require reinforcements – so mass text your fashion-loving friends and let them help you justify purchasing that entire ensemble...as well as that new shade of lip color you’ve been lusting after. And now that you have your squad there, and next Saturday’s flirty Derek Lam dress has been squared away – it’s time to focus on what’s really important – grabbing a delectable drink and giving those new blisters a much-needed break.

Rest assured there is no scarcity of cocktail havens in this city – and since you’re shopped out and just need some helpful suggestions – we’re here to help. All you have to do is take off those heels and rest your feet.

 

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    Great Bars Near Barney's (UES): Bar Pleiades - An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and exquisite cocktails...Read More

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    Great Bars Near Barney's (UES): Monkey Bar - One glance at the elegant Monkey Bar, an old New York-style bar on the ground floor of the luxurious boutique Hotel Elysée – nicknamed the “easy lay” in the 40s – will convince dapper patrons they’ve been transported to the era of brandy, cigars, and effortless class that marked the bar’s original opening in 1936...Read More

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    Great Bars Near SoHo: Jimmy at the James - Situated eighteen floors above SoHo in the ultra-modern James Hotel, Jimmy is a don’t-miss rooftop hang with a 360-degree city view and a fashionable clientele of successful local artists and creative professionals...Read More

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    Great Bars Near SoHo: BONDST - Upscale lounge junkies collide with sushi aficionados at BONDST, a NoHo hotspot where the fusion menu looks as good as it tastes and the only thing prettier than the patrons are the waitresses...Read More

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    Great Bars on the Upper West Side: The Empire Hotel Rooftop - Perched on the twelfth floor of the elegant Empire Hotel – home to one of the main characters on the TV show Gossip Girl – is the exclusive Rooftop Bar and Lounge, an upscale nightspot where pumping DJ music sets a sexy tone for the stiletto-wearing cosmopolitan set sprawled on the leather banquettes...Read More

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    Great Bars on the Upper West Side: Prohibition - Given its sidewalk café tables with mod green chairs and candlelit paper bags, Prohibition may look like a classic Upper West Side restaurant from the outside, but the muffled sounds of live rock music emanating from within tell a different story...Read More

Great Bars Near Barney's (UES): Bar Pleiades - An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and exquisite cocktails...Read More

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Where do you grab drinks after shopping?

Anonymous Aug 28, 2012
I can't stand shopping. Everything is online. Why waste the time inside. But these bars look like great places to go. Especially the outdoor venues. Get some fresh air everybody.
Anonymous Aug 24, 2012
For just a beer go to the Standard Biergarten. For drinks go to PH-D just north of the Meatpacking on 16th between 9th and 8th Avenue
Anonymous Aug 24, 2012
How about a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity after Bloomingdale's midtown
Lauren A. Aug 24, 2012
Kirna Zabete is one of my favorite shops in the city! Also love Jenni Kayne's denim D'Orsays - they'll be your next go to shoes for sure.
Lauren A. Aug 24, 2012
Tons of great shops in the Meatpacking District- Jeffrey, Yigal Azrouel, All Saints, Y-3, YOYA (a great children's store) and much more. For drinks or a light meal you can head to Pastis, The Standard, or if you're a bit further up try Hudson Clearwater.
Sam A. Aug 24, 2012
Fun article. You didn't mention any places for drinks and dinner after shopping in the meatpacking district? What do you recommend?
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